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Policy Writer | SOWFI | Volunteer position

Save Our Wildlife Foundation Inc
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  1. Remain up to date with external policies or strategies which may impact on the operation of the organisation, such as changes to legislation or political will.
  2. Remain up to date with current research or trends in regarding wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release
  3. Support the maintenance of SOWFI’s internal policies
  4. Prepare and maintain external facing evidence-based position statements detailing SOWFI’s position on topics that relate to native wildlife and the work of SOWFI
  5. Identify and respond to opportunities for SOWFI to provide evidence-based input into future decision making by external bodies, including government inquiries or public consultation.
  6. With the sub-committee Chair and direction from the Board, consider the strategic opportunities for SOWFI to advocate the conservation and protection of native wildlife and identify ways for SOWFI to respond.

Skill Requirements:

  • Completed, or be in the final year before completion of, either a degree in: Law or Wildlife, environment, conservation, ecology or a related field
  • Have a broad understanding of the impacts on native wildlife and potential policy impacts.
  • Superb ability to write in way that conveys an evidence-based message which convinces the audience.
  • Ability to research and integrate evidence a larger written piece of work
  • Strategic thinker
  • MicrosoftOffice skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and within team environments
  • Strong attention to detail